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Nearly half of all Idahoans say the private sector should be responsible for providing broadband internet services to state citizens, not the state, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows. Even though a whopping 78 percent of respondents tell IPW pollster Dan Jones & Associates that building out the state’s internet broadband is “very...
While many Idahoans don’t much like the federal government, they do want federal money to pay for wildfires in the state, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds. California is grabbing the headlines as several massive fires burn in that state, but Idaho is having a hard wildfire season as well. The new public opinion survey by Dan Jones &...
LaVarr Webb, Idaho Politics Weekly Publisher
Who should be paid the most – a governor or a member of Congress? Who has the hardest job -- a governor or member of Congress? Who has the biggest impact on citizens – a governor or member of Congress? And should the compensation of elected officials be commensurate with salaries of executives in the private sector with similar...
Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is making history, but not in the way he way he wants. He has to be leading the pack in political obituaries written about him, and he keeps giving fodder for these death notices. We’re constantly seeing reports about how Republicans are walking – no, running – away from his campaign and putting...
Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
As I write this column a massive fire is burning in the hills east of Idaho Falls. The sky to the east is dark. Local air has been deemed unsafe and Facebook is lit up with pictures of the conflagration. Dubbed the Henry’s Creek fire, it started near a subdivision southeast of Idaho Falls (in the Ammon area) but has been driven by the winds to...
Todd Cranney, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
This week’s question: What are the most important policy changes needed in Idaho to increase economic development? Wayne L. Hammon, CEO, Idaho Associated General Contractors. Idaho has done an excellent job positioning itself at the forefront of the economic recovery. All across the state communities are hard at work employing the tools made...
Randy Shumway, Zions Bank Economic Advisor
Idaho Housing Market. Home prices continued to rise in June across the nation and in Idaho. Idaho’s home prices increased 0.8 percent from May to June, and have risen 6.2 percent since June 2015. Nationally, home prices increased 1.1 percent month over month and 5.7 percent year over year. National home prices for single-family homes, including...
Two-thirds of Idahoans have faith in their public and private school education institutions, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows. But that confidence drops when it comes to public charter schools, and falls significantly when adult Idahoans are asked about their favorable opinions of homeschooling and online schooling programs, finds IPW...
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Idaho Republican Party Night at the Hawks
When: Tuesday, Aug 30, 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Where: The Hawks Stadium
Boise City Mayor's State of the City Address
When: Thursday, Sept 1, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Egyptian Theatre
Egyptian Theatre- Mayor's remarks, Basque Block- Community celebration. More info.
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